A recent advertisement for a law firm proves to be extremely racist. The law firm denies having anything to do with the advertisement.
McCutcheon & Hammer, P.C. released this official statement to Above The Law:
For the past two weeks, we have worked diligently to determine the source of this video. Within hours of first being notified of the commercials existence, we traced the producer to Definitive Television and its owner Jim DeBerry. We insisted that the video be removed and that he disclose the party that allowed my partner and I to be portrayed in such a negative and misleading light. After a personal review of our financial records which conclusively established that this video was not paid for or authorized by any party associated with our law firm, McCutcheon & Hamner, P.C. posted our response specifically disavowing the video as well as issuing a cease and desist letter to Mr. DeBerry and Definitive Television. Of course, Mr. DeBerry has refused and we are currently investigating our legal options. At this time, we have been instructed by our legal counsel to refrain from comment.
Responses on Twitter have been met with the flippant attitude that you would expect:
@khayters I appreciate your viewing but to the contrary, I'm not a racist. I have many friends of various races and a top minority employer.
— Jim DeBerry (@RealJimDeBerry) November 25, 2013
Well, since you have “friends of various races,” you’re definitely not racist. Sorry for accusing you of that.